"Hello," I Lied by M. E. Kerr

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When sixteen-year-old Lang has the chance to spend the summer at the ritzy East Hampton estate of retired rock star Ben Nevada, he's pretty sure that it will be the summer of a lifetime. But what Lang doesn't expect is that in addition to hobnobbing with the rich and famous of the rock world, he'll find himself coming out about his homosexuality to his childhood friends, reevaluating his relationship with his boyfriend, Alex, and--most surprising of all--falling in love with a girl.

From the award-winning author of Deliver is From Evie, this is a powerfully moving novel of a young man's struggle to come to terms with his sexuality, his emotions and ultimately himself.

"This book successfully challenges readers' assumption, breaking them down to offer more hopeful, affirming ideas about love and truth,"
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"The author has again crafted a story that forces readers to examine theirs own ideas of contentment, attraction, and love. In this excellent novel, nothing is portrayed as simple black or white, right or wrong, and each character comes alive by doing what readers least expect."
-- Voice of Youth Advocates

 

About M. E. Kerr

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M. E. Kerr is a winner of the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the ALAN award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Ms. Kerr lives in East Hampton on New York's Long Island.
 
Published May 1, 1997 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 171 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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He moves with his mother to the caretaker's cottage on a retired rock star's Long Island estate, to ``help out, hide out, cool out, come out.'' He finds himself saddled with an unwelcome duty when his employer enlists him as a ``safe'' chaperone for Huguette, a long-dead band member's daughter wh...

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With its addictive combination of absorbing themes and glamorous setting, Kerr's newest stands up to the best of her oeuvre. Lang Penner, still in high school, can't decide if he should come out. His

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Nevada has the mystique of Elvis and John Lennon, but although Lang is awed by his music, he doesn't let Nevada push him around.

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